Mike’s Camp, Kiwayu

Get as far away from it all as possible at one of the most unspoilt and authentic places to stay on the East African coast. Mike’s Camp is remote, idyllic, eco-friendly, and set on the beautiful desert island of Kiwayu, home to miles and miles of gorgeous empty beaches and seashore.


  • A charming, long-established camp in a wonderfully out-of-the-way location
  • 15 miles of deserted beach, dunes and shore
  • Fishing, sailing, canoeing, sand-yachting, snorkelling, water-skiiing – and more
  • Delicious full-board tariff – local seafood a speciality
  • Just 7 comfortable spacious rustic bandas with ensuite bathrooms
  • Standard rate – $150 per adult guest per night

Detailed Information


Kiwayu Island, 45 kilometres (30 miles) to the north of Lamu is a magical sliver of beach and sand dune – remote, unspoilt and virtually untouched by tourism and the outside world, it is a wonderfully original and out-of-the-way place to escape to and relax. Kiwayu is 6 hours or more from Lamu by sailing dhow – or 1.5 hours by fast speedboat. Flights to Kiwayu are possible by special arrangement with Safarilink as part of their Nairobi/Lamu flights – or by special charter flight.

The island is 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) long and less than 750 metres across at its widest part – it nestles just a few hundred metres off the coast of mainland Kenya. The ocean-facing eastern shore has mile after mile of pristine white-sand beach, the western side has mangroves, a peaceful lagoon and one or two sheltered sandy coves, along with two small and welcoming villages at either end of the island.

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Standard rate – $150 per adult guest per night